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Google's former HR exec has a new startup - and he wants to hire people with 2 research-backed traits

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Google's former HR head, Laszlo Bock, along with two other ex-Googlers, recently launched a startup called Humu.
The company's goal is to make work better for people in a range of industries.
Bock said that, when hiring, Humu looks for people who display conscientiousness and altruism.
Research suggests that both traits are important predictors of job performance.
Laszlo Bock made a name for himself as a leading thinker on how to make people happier and more productive at work. Until 2016, he was the senior vice president of people operations at Google; during that time...
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Augmented reality startup Blippar is abandoning Silicon Valley after losing 2 key execs and a board member

Augmented reality startup Blippar is abandoning Silicon Valley after losing 2 key execs and a board member

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Ambarish Mitra
One of the UK's best-funded startups, augmented reality firm Blippar, is abandoning Silicon Valley after shutting its third office in the space of two years.
The startup announced that is closing its Mountain View, California, office in order to focus on making a viable augmented reality platform.
Blip its US commercial chief and global head of experience strategy. A board member also quit.
Business Insider reported last year that the firm was struggling financially, had inflated its numbers, and was yet to establish a viable business model - all of which the startup...
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